Patrick Wong

Patrick’s hot formed sculptured glass figures were inspired by his interest in classical and primitive traditions of sculpture.

After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts, Ceramic Design in 1992 Patrick went on to complete his Graduate Diploma Applied Arts in 2002. In  2001 he was technical assistant for a  Martin Blank workshop which fuelled his passion for sculptured hot formed glass. Whilst working as  a glass blowing assistant for several Melbourne artists he developed  his own work hot forming solid glass  male and female torso’s. He has had many exhibitions both in Australia and the USA at SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries 2004 where his work was much admired. In 2011 he opened his own access studio and showroom in Melbourne where he continues to work on his collection and teach.

“My work is influenced by both classical and primitive traditions of sculpture. I am interested in the body as the external expression of an internal existence.”

EDUCATION

2000
Graduate Diploma Applied Arts, Monash University, Victoria.

1992
Bachelor of Arts, Ceramic Design, Monash University, Victoria.

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Glass@Melbourne Polytechnic, Inner Space Gallery, Prahran

2016
KIGA Kirra Galleries, Federation Square Melbourne

2012
DIRECTORS CHOICE” Kirra Gallereries, Melbourne

2010
MASTERS AND MENTORS” Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

2009
MONASH MOMENTUM ‘09” Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

2008
MONASH MOMENTUM 08” Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

2005
25 YEARS OF MONASH GLASS Faculty Gallery Monash University
JOURNEY THROUGH THE FLAME Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

2004
SOFA” Chicago U.S.A. with Kirra Galleries

2001
FROZEN FIRE” Kirra Galleries, Southbank Melbourne
NEW GLASS” Axia Modern Art, Armadale Victoria
LOOKING THROUGH THE GLASS ONION  Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria.
INSERT” Monash University Gallery, Caulfield Victoria
LIQUID FORMS” Fitzroy Gallery, Fitzroy Victoria

1999
APPLIED ARTS  STUDENTS  EXHIBITION Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria

1998
4×2 Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, Victoria.

1997
SPIRITLAND Dairing Gallery, Richmond, Victoria.

1996
HEAD TO HEAD Dairing Gallery, Richmond, Victoria.

1992
MIXED EMOTIONS” The Old Melbourne Jail, Melbourne.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011
Present. Owned and operated glass blowing studio

1993 – 2005
Glass Blowing Assistant, Mike Hook, Resolution Glassworks, Melbourne.
001Technical Assistant, Martin Blank Workshop.

1993 – 1995
Glassblowing Assistant, Pauline Delaney and Anne Hand, Melbourne.

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